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There are 4 ways to get from Marbella to Barcelona by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  3h 36m

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Barcelona (BCN) AGP - BCN

38€ - 149€

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Marbella to Málaga L-607 / ...
  2. Take the train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Barcelona-Sants Ave

115€ - 209€

Bus  •  18h

  1. Take the bus from Marbella to Barcelona

80€ - 120€

Drive  •  10h 1m

  1. Drive from Marbella to Barcelona 1020.1 km

95€ - 150€

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The most affordable way to get from Marbella to Barcelona is to fly, which costs 35€ - 150€ and takes 3h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Marbella to Barcelona is to fly which costs 35€ - 150€ and takes 3h 36m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Marbella and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18h.

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The distance between Marbella and Barcelona is 815 km. The road distance is 1020.1 km.

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The best way to get from Marbella to Barcelona without a car is to bus and train which takes 7h 47m and costs 110€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 3h 36m to get from Marbella to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Marbella to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Marbella station.

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The best way to get from Marbella to Barcelona is to fly which takes 3h 36m and costs 35€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 80€ - 120€ and takes 18h.

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The quickest flight from Malaga Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Marbella to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Map of how to get from Marbella to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 815.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 36m

What companies run services between Marbella, Spain and Barcelona, Spain?

Ryanair, Vueling Airlines and Iberia fly from Marbella to Barcelona every 4 hours. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Marbella to Barcelona 3 times a day. Tickets cost 80€ - 120€ and the journey takes 18h.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 230€
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
30€ - 230€
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 230€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 230€
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 250€
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 230€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
29€ - 140€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 200€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
110€ - 150€
Promo+
120€ - 130€
Flexible
150€ - 200€
Bus operators
Interbus
Phone
+34 (0) 902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
interbus.es
Bus from Marbella to Málaga
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Schedules at
interbus.es
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Marbella to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
alsa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Marbella to Barcelona is 1020 km. It takes approximately 10h 1m to drive from Marbella to Barcelona.

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Ryanair, Iberia and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Malaga Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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The best way to get from Marbella to Malaga Airport is to bus which takes 40 min and costs 5€ - 7€.

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